Home Learning


The Westgate School recognises that Home Learning is an essential and integral part of the school curriculum and is beneficial in the education of all pupils. It offers the opportunity for pupils to learn in a different context and use different resources from those in school. Home Learning is also an opportunity for parents and carers to support their child with learning.


  • Home Learning is seen as key to supporting learning over time by providing an opportunity to:

  • consolidate knowledge;

  • apply and practice subject specific skills in different contexts;

  • enrich, enhance and widen experiences;

  • complete work begun in class;

  • carry out research and reading beyond the classroom;

  • enable pupils to take responsibility for their own learning;

  • develop pupils’ independent learning skills;

  • develop resourceful and resilient learners;

  • encourage enquiry;

  • develop areas of interest and curiosity;

  • undertake learning in preparation for work in school.




The Importance of Home Learning

In this recent survey pupils were asked "Do you understand the importance of Home Learning in helping you succeed?" To read this Home Learning Survey Feedback please click here.


To see Alex Halpin's  (age 7) view on the importance of homework watch the video on this page.


The Westgate School is a community of learners where partnerships inspire success for all: 

Learning Together  - Achieving Excellence





Tel: 01962 854757

Email: contact@westgate.hants.sch.uk

The Westgate School, Cheriton Road,  Winchester, SO22 5AZ, England


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